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dc.contributor.authorKarakaya Polat, Rabiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T23:00:19Z
dc.date.available2015-01-15T23:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.citationPolat, R. K. (2005). The internet and political participation: Exploring the explanatory links. European Journal of Communication, 20(4), 435-459. doi:10.1177/0267323105058251en_US
dc.identifier.issn0267-3231
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000233823100001
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11729/165
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323105058251
dc.description.abstractThere is a growing literature exploring the role of the Internet in influencing levels and styles of political participation. However, it is not yet clear why the Internet is perceived as a medium that can, at least potentially, increase participation. Moreover, putting the emphasis on the Internet as a technology rather than on its information and communication capabilities signals a tendency for technological determinism. In order to avoid this, the article explores the relation between the Internet and political participation by examining three different facets of the Internet: the Internet as an information source, as a communication medium and as a virtual public sphere. The main argument of the article is that it is these facets of the Internet that may affect levels and styles of political participation and hence are of interest for political scientists. The article also emphasizes the relevance of established theories of participation within political science in evaluating the potential role of the Internet for affecting levels and styles of political participation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications LTDen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1177/0267323105058251
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.sourceEuropean Journal of Communicationen_US
dc.subjectComputer-mediated communicationen_US
dc.subjectMass-mediaen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectOnlineen_US
dc.titleThe Internet and political participation - Exploring the explanatory linksen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's Versionen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIşık Üniversitesi, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIşık University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relationsen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR6618
dc.identifier.volume20
dc.identifier.issue4
dc.identifier.startpage435
dc.identifier.endpage459
dc.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryBelirsizen_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorKarakaya Polat, Rabia


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